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Ukraine authority fines tyre cartel

Ukraine authority fines tyre cartel

20 April 2018

Ukraine’s competition authority has fined three tyre makers 6.4 million Ukrainian hryvnia (€199,420) for rigging bids to supply the country’s postal service.

Indian authority grants first full immunity from cartel fine

Indian authority grants first full immunity from cartel fine

20 April 2018

The Competition Commission of India has found that three battery makers engaged in an eight-year cartel, but for the first time provided total immunity to the whistleblowing company.

Lundbeck nears end of Brazilian sham litigation probe

Lundbeck nears end of Brazilian sham litigation probe

20 April 2018

The chief investigator for Brazil’s antitrust authority has recommended dropping an investigation into Lundbeck, due to insufficient evidence the drugmaker conducted sham litigation in an abuse of dominance on the national pharmaceuticals market.

Data is an asset consumers can choose to trade, Delrahim says

Data is an asset consumers can choose to trade, Delrahim says

GCR USA - 20 April 2018

Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

AT&T rests after CEO slams “absurd” antitrust theory

AT&T rests after CEO slams “absurd” antitrust theory

GCR USA - 20 April 2018

The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.

Exit interview with FTC commissioner Terrell McSweeny

Exit interview with FTC commissioner Terrell McSweeny

GCR USA - 20 April 2018

Terrell McSweeny announced this week that she will step down on 28 April, the fourth anniversary of her joining the Federal Trade Commission. A few weeks ago, she sat down with GCR USA’s Charles McConnell to reflect on her time at the agency and discuss some important topics impacting antitrust enforcement – including some of the challenges the incoming slate of commissioners will face.

McSweeny out, new DOJ office in: The Tipline for 20 April 2018

GCR USA - 20 April 2018

Terrell McSweeny has one week left at the Federal Trade Commission. Today we have an interview looking back on her time at the agency, as well as coverage of assistant attorney general for antitrust Makan Delrahim’s remarks yesterday in Chicago, and the last of the defence case from US v AT&T.

East African Community’s antitrust enforcer conducts first market inquiries

East African Community’s antitrust enforcer conducts first market inquiries

19 April 2018

The East African Community Competition Authority has begun its first market inquiries amid unresolved questions over its jurisdiction and enforcement powers.

ECJ: discriminatory pricing is not per se abusive

ECJ: discriminatory pricing is not per se abusive

19 April 2018

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a dominant company’s discriminatory pricing violates EU competition law only if it harms a downstream victim’s competitive position.

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

19 April 2018

Denmark’s prosecutor has issued charges against six demolition companies and several senior executives for allegedly forming a cartel affecting more than 90 contracts over two-and-a-half years, which may result in prison sentences for bid-rigging.